February 4-5 STANDARD
Burn, Legacy, burn! The StarCityGames.com Legacy Open has been won by Lava Spikes once again, while the Standard Open saw Tempered Steel rise to power in Dark Ascension Standard. Next weekend weâ€™ll feature the Open Series in Cincinnati, with commentator Jake Van Lunen returning, joined by Joey Pasco. Congratulations to all of our champions from @SCGLiveâ€”we hope to see all of you again soon!
James Allen 2-1
Morgan Burks 2-0
Jesse Hatfield 2-0
Anthony Wilson 2-0
James Allen 2-0
Anthony Wilson 2-1
James Allen 2-0
Top 32 Legacy Decklists from the Richmond Open!
Meet the Top 8 competitors at the StarCityGames.com Legacy Open in Richmond!
It’s been a while since a Legacy Open final featured two decks this aggressive, but Affinity and Burn are only a step away from combo decks on the speed spectrum.
Burn was back for the Richmond Legacy Open, with James Allen making it into the Top 4 after a slide into eighth seed.
Austin Yost set the world—well, the Washington, DC Legacy Open—afire two weekends ago with Burn, and James Allen sought to do the same today. He’d made it this far, and a favorable pairing against Javier Arevalo’s U/B Delver deck meant James might be making a run for the trophy.
Josh managed to finals the last Legacy Open with RUG Delver, an unfamiliar deck in an unfamiliar format. He has made another deep run today, but barring an unwise draw from one of his competitors, a disqualification, or a tiebreaker miracle—he’s probably playing for ninth place.
Both players commiserated over their mutual inexperience in the Legacy format, but each would be looking for a win to put them close to drawing into the Top 8.
Switching from his usual style, Drew sleeved up the flavor of the month for the Richmond Legacy Open: RUG Delver. Jeff, on the other hand, had an artifact-centric deck based around the Thopter Foundry/Sword of the Meek combination, in conjunction with effects like Ensnaring Bridge.
What's the secret behind posting a good Sunday finish at the StarCityGames.com Legacy Opens?
Whether or not to use Lion's Eye Diamond in dredge has been a question on a lot of Legacy players' minds, so how does the introduction of Faithless Looting affect the debate?
Was it a fluke that the burn deck took the event down, or an example of how the format is still more maleable than people thought?
What do players think will happen to everyone's new favorite Legacy sideboard option after the initial hype this weekend?
Today, Edward “EJ” Walsh is piloting one of the more unique decks in the room, summoning the Eldrazi with Proteus Staff.
Ben Isgur 2-1
Andy Moore 2-0
Charles Johnson 2-0
Nils Tolpingrud 2-0
Ben Isgur 2-0
Nils Tolpingrud 2-1
Nils Tolpingrud 2-1
Top 32 Standard Decklists from the Richmond Open!
Meet the Top 8 competitors at the StarCityGames.com Standard Open in Richmond!
Another Standard finals featuring Delver of Secrets, but this one might not go so quietly. Nils, playing Tempered Steel, had the power to thrash Delver, representing one of the few strategies with a faster race and the ability to outmaneuver Delver’s tempo-based tricks.
Charles Johnson was excited about this semifinal, confessing to a tough night’s sleep on the eve of battle, but Nils appeared more subdued.
Heartless Summoning rocketing to the top of the standings was an unexpected treat today, but seeing Ali at the top was not.
After a win two weekends ago, it wasnâ€™t much of a surprise to see Todd slugging at the top tables of the Standard Open. What was surprising was his switch from Delver-Blade to Mono-Green Aggro! He faced a bad matchup this round, but Toddâ€™s tiebreakers were far from a lock with a draw.
The penultimate round placed Tempered Steel pilot William Haas against Forrest Mead, a newly acquired StarCityGames.com buyer.
Of a few Virginians piloting Mono-Green Aggro, Brian Braun-Duin continued to push towards the top of the standings. Heâ€™d just overcome a mirror match against friend David McDarby last round, and now faced Rebecca Aliâ€™s G/W Tokens list in the feature match arena.
Delver of Secrets was one of the big hits in Innistrad Standard, but will its dominance survive the addition of Dark Ascension to the format?
Is there a diamond in the rough in Dark Ascension? We asked some of the top players to find out!
Which card has been overhyped? See what the top players think!
With a new set hitting shelves the friday before the event, how much did it affect players' first deck choice for the weekend?
Despite his success with Delver-Blade in DC, Josh turned to a different color combination following the release of Dark Ascension.
It's no surprise to see our National Champion brewing with Dark Ascension, as Ali Aintrazi has always loved to cook for Constructed.
Following the spoiling of Strangleroot Geist, Todd was very excited to sleeve up a ton of Forests and jam the two-drop alongside Dungrove Elder.
Shaheen Soorani has continued his streak of playing powerful control decks in Open Series events this weekend with a three-color take on the archetype, utilizing the incredible power of a planeswalker pack.